Welcome to the Carolina Garrison!
The Carolina Garrison is the North Carolina/South Carolina chapter of the 501st Legion. Formed by South Carolina residents, Albin Johnson and Tom Crews in August 1997, the 501st Legion has grown to become an all-volunteer / fan-based, international Star Wars costuming organization with more than 9,500 active members representing 6 continents and more than 47 nations. The 501st Legion also contains over 15,500 approved costumes worldwide through its members. Well known for its charity work, the 501st Legion has become the preferred costuming group for Lucasfilm Ltd. / Disney when it comes to high profile Star Wars events.
The 501st Legion strives to celebrate the Star Wars saga through highly-detailed costumes and props, in particular those of the Galactic Empire and other various “bad guy” characters. No matter if you are a current member or interested in joining our ranks, there are many characters to choose from in this vast galaxy created by George Lucas. Characters from the Prequel Trilogy, Original Trilogy, The Clone Wars animated series, Star Wars: Rebels and the new film sagas, beginning with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The options are almost boundless. There is definitely no shortage to the "bad guy characters" you could portray.
If you live in the North & South Carolina borders and are interested in joining the 501st Legion, please sign up on our Carolina Garrison forums today to find out how to take part in the Star Wars universe.
"You've taken your first steps into a larger world" - (Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope)
On March 11, 2017 members of the Carolina Garrison gathered in North Myrtle Beach for the 29th annual North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s day parade.
Captain’s Comics and Toys presented the 9th Annual Captain’s Comic & Toy Expo and had us back as a big guest for the 5th year
The Triad Chill is a Polar Plunge fundraising event to support the the Special Olympics of North Carolina. It was a great day for the
Birthday party for both a Father and Son. There were about 50 or more people there. A good mix of children and adults. We played
On January 14, 2017, the Carolina Garrison, Blue Ridge Base, and Talon Clan descended on PNC arena in Raleigh NC, for Star Wars Night 2017.
We had the distinct pleasure of helping out Conductor Christopher James Lees & the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra in presenting Star Wars: The Music. A selection
The Greenville Swamp Rabbits Hockey team had us out again for their annual Star Wars night at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in downtown Greenville,
The Regal Simpsonville Stadium 14 & IMAX movie theater in Simpsonville, SC asked us to come out and be a part of their opening weekend
Arkham Comix of Rocky Mount hosted a Star Wars Preview night event at the Carmike Theater in Wilson NC. They gave away free star wars
This was the 21st Annual Town of Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade. This event was held at night offering a unique opportunity to light up